Touch Solicitors and staff from Dr Kershaw’s are skydiving to raise funds for patient care by skydiving from over 10,000ft on 16th February!
On Valentine’s Weekend, lead nurse for community services Lindsey Harper and digital marketing apprentice, Kate Noble will be ‘Falling for Kershaw’s’ as they skydive from over 10,000ft with Touch Solicitors to raise funds for patient care at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice in Oldham.
Taking the leap from Touch Solicitors is Basit Maqsood, 23, and mum-of-two, Trusha Hirani, 37. The pair decided to support the Oldham Hospice after Capital Appeals Fundraiser, Lisa Buckley visited them. Basit said: From there we kick started the idea of doing something absolutely insane for a good cause. So we decided it would be a good idea to jump out of a plane. Dr Kershaw’s does an amazing job at supporting so many families at a very difficult time. Even the thought of losing your loved ones can be very distressing.”
Self-confessed adrenaline junkie, Trusha is hoping to inspire her daughters Mahi, 8, and Vidhi, 6, saying: “I just want to show them that there is nothing in this world you can’t do”. Hoping to walk to the plane Top Gun-style, Basit is yet to tell his mum he’s doing the skydive: “and I’ve got a fear of heights! But when I’m in the situation I’ll love it, I will just crack on.”
Reaching new heights from Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, nurse Lindsey Harper, 44, is looking forward to “crossing something off the bucket list to raise vital funds for our wonderful hospice!” Leading the Nursing Times award nominated service, Dr Kershaw’s Hospice at Home, Lindsey said: “When I’ve seen anyone doing a skydive my first thought has always been “I would love to do that”, the experience looks absolutely amazing, although I do think I will feel quite nervous on the day.”
The Hospice at Home service provides patients and their families with the appropriate level of additional care required, to ensure the patient has the support they need to remain in their own home if this is their preferred place of care and to prevent any unnecessary admissions to the hospital.
Joining Lindsey from Dr Kershaw’s is digital marketing apprentice, Kate Noble, 21, who is looking forward to doing something completely out of her comfort zone and raising money for patient care as Dr Kershaw’s celebrates its 30th year.
To support the skydive, please go to links below:
Trusha Hirani & Basit Maqsood: https://business.facebook.com/donate/1088172598041108/
Lindsey Harper: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lindsey-harper2
Kate Noble: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kate-noble-drkershaws